Friday, January 27, 2012

Hens' Den Reveal

This month the Hens' Den gave me Basic Grey's Picadilly Collection to work with. I love the oranges and blues in this line, and thought that they would look great with these kayaking pictures from this summer.

Here are the steps that I used to create this layout:

1. Cut two Basic Grey Picadilly double-sided patterned papers (Eat at Joes and Farm Fresh Eggs) in half and adhere them together to form your background.
2. Cut strips of coordinating Basic Grey Picadilly double-sided patterned papers (Breadbox and Breakfast Nook) and hand-stitch around each strip.
3. Layer the strips of paper on the background to create a pattern behind your pictures.
4. Distress the edge of your photographs and crop two pictures.
5. Mat your smaller pictures using the other side of Basic Grey Picadilly's Farm Fresh Eggs double-sided patterned papers and hand stitch around the edges.
6. Layer the pictures on the layout.
7. Fussy cut flowers from Basic Grey Picadilly Home Sweet Home double-sided patterned paper.
8. Adhere the fussy cut flowers to the layout using pop dots.
9. Add Basic Grey Picadilly Metal Flowers to the embellishment clusters.
10. Finish layout with a title and journaling.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Layouts (and card)

My dear friend Tiffany just had a birthday and I created this card to celebrate using MMR's card sketch.

I also have lots of layouts to share with you today. The first one is yet another layout of Jesse and my first trip to Hawaii (we took a lot of pictures of this fun new adventure!) using MME's January sketch and Lost & Found Sunshine line.

This next layout is the final layout from Jesse's trip to Chile, featuring Bo Bunny's Et Cetera line.

Last, but not least, is the first layout I am doing for our anniversary trip that we took to Phoenix last year. The main reason we chose Phoenix was so that we could buy Jesse a new car from a dealership there. I used MME's Stella & Rose Hatti line and PageMaps' beautiful new sketch to creat this layout.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Family Fun

I always knew my family was weird. Here's proof!